Isaiah 40:31 NIV
Mdm Yap was once frail, rarely left home and depressed.
Ever since joining MWS Active Ageing Centre, she lives with fresh vigour and joy, in the company of new friends.
Support seniors like Mdm Yap and friends to stay healthy, active and live life to the full. Read her full story below.
At 73 years old, Mdm Yap Yock Choon is not only a vital example of ageing well, but how true fortune (福) can be found in living life to the full.
Just a few years ago, a heart condition left Mdm Yap spending much of her time in bed. She rarely left home and started feeling depressed.
Despite a difficult start, Mdm Yap participated in exercises and adaptive sports curated by staff from MWS Wesley Active Ageing Centre – Jalan Berseh. Gradually, her strength and endurance improved.
Mdm Yap now lives life with renewed vigour and joy. She spends time with newfound friends who encourage one another in keeping active through sports such as modified parkour and rock climbing.
“I managed to scale the top of the 12m-high wall during my second attempt at rock-climbing!” she said proudly.
By 2030, 1 in 5 persons in Singapore will be aged 65 years old and above. Seniors, like Mdm Yap, can age well and live their lives to the full. MWS’ spectrum of healthcare services is designed to meet seniors’ needs and preferences at different times in their later years – from active ageing to digniﬁed residential care, to leaving well through home hospice services.
Your support will allow us to reach out to seniors who are socially isolated and ensure that they too are supported in staying healthy, active and living life to the full!
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